Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Half way to a switch app

About two and a half years ago, I proposed that Apple create a tool to track what programs one runs and then reports on what alternatives are available under Mac OS X. Apple ignored me and never realized what a brilliant idea this is.

We're half way there now. Wakoopa provides a tool which tracks what you run. Register, download a small application and install. Wakoopa runs in the background and reports to Wakoopa's servers what you're running. I've installed this on my work machine (running XP Pro), go see what I use.

They don't provide the Windows to Mac switch recommendations, but you can see what other people are using and, perhaps, extrapolate from others what might work for you. If Wakoopa were to provide an API, then Apple could finish the job they never started.